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Train in Empathy with Kieran in Barcelona this Summer

We are delighted to announce we are offering a new edition of our innovative course, Empathy in Language Teaching, in Barcelona this summer.     On this course, tutored by Kieran Donaghy, the Director of Pedagogy at Film English and the School for Training, teachers learn why empathy is particularly important in language teaching and […]

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‘Identical Twins’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled What identical twins separated at birth teach us about genetics and the themes of twins and genetics. Students learn vocabulary related to genetics, talk about identical twins, predict the content of a short video, watch a short video, answer comprehension questions, analyse a short […]

‘Secrets to a Successful Relationship’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled The 17 Secrets to a Successful Relationship and the theme of successful relationships. Students learn abstract nouns to describe character and vocabulary related to relationships, talk about romantic partners and the secrets to a successful relationship, predict the content of a short video, watch […]

‘Loving’ Extensive Viewing Guide

A 40-page Extensive Viewing guide to the Oscar-nominated film Loving starring Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon and Nick Kroll for English language students who want to learn English through watching films. The guide will help students improve their English vocabulary, listening comprehension, pronunciation and speaking. The viewing guide includes: • Viewing recommendations • A […]

‘What’s the point of pain?’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled What’s the point of pain? and the theme of pain. Students learn vocabulary related to pain, talk about pain, predict the content of a short video, watch a short video, complete viewing notes, analyse a short video, write about what they have learned from […]

‘Emotional Maturity’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled What Is It to Be Emotionally Mature and the theme of emotional maturity. Students learn vocabulary related to emotional maturity, talk about emotionally mature people, predict the content of a short video, watch a short video, complete viewing notes, talk about the most important […]

‘The Notebook’ Extensive Viewing Guide

A 60-page Extensive Viewing guide to the romantic drama film The Notebook starring Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner and Gena Rowlands for English language students who want to learn English through watching films. The guide will help students improve their English vocabulary, listening comprehension, pronunciation and speaking. The viewing guide includes: • Viewing recommendations […]

‘Last Christmas’ Extensive Viewing Guide

A 75-page Extensive Viewing guide to the Christmas romantic comedy film Last Christmas starring Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Emma Thompson for English language students who want to learn English through watching films. The guide will help students improve their English vocabulary, listening comprehension, pronunciation and speaking. The viewing guide includes: • Viewing […]

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Extensive Viewing Guide

A 65-page Extensive Viewing guide to the Oscar-nominated film The Nightmare Before Christmas starring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara and William Hickey for English language students who want to learn English through watching films. The guide will help students improve their English vocabulary, listening comprehension, pronunciation and speaking. The viewing guide includes: • Viewing […]

‘Mrs. Hayes’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a Christmas short film and the theme of Christmas. Students learn vocabulary related to Christmas, talk about Christmas, read a description of a short film, visualise a short film, watch a short film, analyse a short film, write from the perspective of a character in a short film […]